Ultram Addiction is just as severe as addiction to any other drug even though the high may not be as potent as it is with others. It was introduced here in the United States as recently as 1995 with no control recommended because of the reviews from its uncontrolled use in 40 other countries. Once Ultram was introduced here in the US though, its addictive nature became very apparent with addiction spreading rapidly.
Although it is non-narcotic, it is still highly dangerous to take in higher doses and can also be fatal. People who have taken Ultram in higher doses have reported seizures and suicide risks as side effects to the drug. Ultram can create a mild euphoric feeling & feelings of well-being even though the effects are not as strong as Vicodin or OxyContin. Ultram binds to certain opioid pain receptors in the body blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine and seratonin. When this happens the pain message to the brain is modified causing pain relief. A physician may prescribe Ultram to treat mild to moderate pain, but once addicted, the withdrawal symptoms from Utram usually end up being worse than the original pain it was prescribed for.
With Ultram Addiction, an individual develops a physical and psychological dependence as well as an increased tolerance for the drug. As tolerance increases, the higher the dose the user needs to reach the initial high. There is also an increased risk of overdose with Ultram as tolerance increases. In an overdose situation, it is important to seek emergency medical help immediately. With an overdose, a person may show signs and symptoms such as Skin rash, Itching, Seizures, Hallucinations, Cold and clammy skin, Low body temperature, Slowed breathing, Slowed heartbeat, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Deep sleep, and Loss of consciousness.
The physical and psychological dependence are the worst part of Ultram Addiction. Once a user stops taking the drug, within a few hours they may begin to show withdrawal symptoms. It is always important to remember that withdrawal and detox are a personal experience that may be different for each person. Some may experience more symptoms than others and they may also vary in strength for each person. Some of the signs and symptoms may include Nausea, Vomiting, Leg restlessness, Anxiety, Depression, Pain, and a real risk of Seizures. Going into detox cold turkey only increases the risk of seizures. It is never advised to try to detox without the supervision or care of a licensed professional.
Ultram Addiction is painful, life threatening illness that deserves to be treated as such. Once a person has admitted to having an addiction, treatment from a licensed professional is highly recommended. In some situations, it may even be necessary to seek treatment in a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. If you or someone you know suffers from Ultram Addiction, please call us. We are here to help you and your loved ones reclaim your lives and take the necessary steps for recovery.